How we develop digital leadership

Digital leadership is not just about creating an all-powerful C-suite role to ‘own’ digital – it is about giving existing leaders the skills and tools to guide a networked organisation, cultivating emergent leadership, and getting all key digital stakeholders to work towards common goals.


The role of leadership in a digital, connected organisation is more important than ever.

As teams and individuals take control of their own work and old-style micro-management reduces in scope, we need leaders who can steer, make sense of complexity and influence people to do their best work together.

What we mean by leadership in the digital era is changing – it is more about connecting, supporting and integrating digital efforts, and less about big budget decision-making.


We need leaders to be architects and change agents in a period of flux – and they must seek to leave behind organisational operating systems that are healthier and more effective than those they inherited.

We coach, teach and work with senior and emerging leadership groups in large organisations to help them understand the requirements of an agile organisation and learn the techniques that will help them influence change.


Strategy & Capability Mapping

How can we map key digital capabilities to get more from what we have, and prioritise development in the right areas?

Developing Digital Leaders

How can we develop digital leaders at every level, whilst helping existing leaders to operate confidently in a digital world?

Keynotes & Learning Workshops

How can we quickly energise and inspire key transformation stakeholders and teach them the art of the possible?

Growing communities beyond the edges of the organisation

This week's curator Sam Thomas looks at some success stories of communities expanding beyond the edges of their organisations. In digitally mature organisations we are used to seeing strong communities of engaged, self-selecting members gathered around a shared...

Learning to lead

This week, Cerys Hearsey examines how individuals can learn how to lead in the fast-paced, volatile, complex conditions experienced by large organisations today. Organisations recognise that leadership happens at all levels of the organisation. So it should be easier...

Why Your Organisation Needs a Coaching Culture

This week, Caroline Boyd makes the case for building a coaching culture inside your organisation. Coaching is traditionally made accessible for select, top executives in an organisation. But the aims of coaching - facilitating learning, providing opportunities for...

Empowered Teams Need Enabling Leadership

Recently I've been seeing some pushback against the buzz around employee empowerment. Like any management trend, there is a valid critique to be voiced when an organisation talks about empowering their employees, but in reality doesn't follow through and just jumps on...

Digital Age Leaders Need Digital Age Development

Until relatively recently, what it takes to lead an organisation, and how to become a leader had barely changed over the course of the 20th century. An employee wishing to climb the hierarchy simply had to gather enough experience and expertise in their job and they...

Digital Leadership 101 (in defence of senior leaders)

Senior leaders can get a bad rap. They often get the blame for many of the failings of digital transformation programmes. I've had countless conversations with clients, friends and colleagues tearing their hair out as executives refuse to engage with new ways of...